Legal Counsel (Private Banking)

Good opportunity for lawyers who would like to work in the private banking legal space!

Hong Kong

Your new company

Our client is a regional bank based in Hong Kong that is seeking a highly skilled and experienced lawyer to join their legal team as a Private Banking Lawyer. The successful candidate will provide strategic legal advice and support to their private banking business, which offers a range of financial products and services to high-net-worth individuals and families.

Your new role

  • Provide legal advice and support to the private banking business on a wide range of matters, including lending, wealth management, trust and estate planning, structured products and regulatory compliance.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of legal documents, including loan agreements, security documents, and other legal agreements related to private banking transactions.
  • Work closely with other members of the legal team, as well as business units, risk management, and compliance teams, to identify and manage legal risks associated with private banking activities.
  • Provide legal support for new product development and business initiatives, including advising on legal and regulatory requirements and risks.
  • Manage external counsel as needed.


  • Qualified lawyer in Hong Kong with at least 6+ years of experience as a lawyer, with significant experience in private banking and/or wealth management.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work collaboratively with business partners.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with colleagues across different functions and levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and provide practical solutions to complex legal issues.
  • Fluency in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) is essential.
  • Experience in a financial institution is a plus.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' or for further information and a confidential discussion on this role or to find out about more opportunities in the in-house legal space, please contact Adrian Lam at Hays on +852 2230 7432 or email



Job Type
Banking & Financial Services

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Adrian Lam, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hong Kong
6604-06,66/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Telephone: 22307432

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